John L. Tveten & Gloria Tveten's
Butterflies of Houston & Southeast Texas. Austin, TX:
University of Texas Press.
Because Houston County is north
of the city of Houston, it will have species not found further
south, and I have also used
Jeffrey Glassberg's Butterflies
through Binoculars: The East. New York: Oxford University
At the left are some of the butterflies
that have been photographed on the farm in Houston County. I
thought that as long as I was photographing birds, I could do
butterflies as well. The butterflies are organized by family.
If the name is followed by an asterisk, it means that the species
is not listed on the USGS checklist for butterflies in Houston
County. Or you can see them
The most recent is a Common Mestra.
I have used a several sources in
James A. Scott's The Butterflies of North America: A natural
history and field guide. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Paul A. Opler's A Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies. New
This is supplemented by the USGS
websites "The Butterflies of North America"
and "The Butterflies of Houston
Other good sites for Texas butterflies
Tom Murray's (http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/texas_butterflies&page=5)
Randy L. Emmett's (http://www.rlephoto.com/butterflies/txlist.htm)
Unless otherwise noted, all photographs
were taken with a Nikon D70 using a Nikon 300mm f/4.5 lens.